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March 2020

Artist talk with L. Kasimu Harris, Tunde Wey, and Brentin Mock
March 1 @ 2:00 pm

Artist talk with L. Kasimu Harris, Tunde Wey, and Brentin Mock, moderated by Kilolo Luckett in Gallery 2 Light refreshments and cash bar.

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Soul Sessions: Leela James
March 6 @ 8:00 pm

What sets the acclaimed R&B and soul singer-songwriter, Leela James apart is her fearless approach to music. “The best artists stay true to who they are, no matter the scale,” she believes. These values have allowed Leela to remain a consistent figure in R&B with a discography of quality soul music spanning over a decade long. Leela’s music is a constant reminder of what it is to be human – to love, to regret and to dream. Leela’s successful career…

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TRUTHSayers: Tarana Burke
March 9 @ 7:00 pm

Tarana Burke is a civil rights activist who was the original founder of the "Me Too" movement, which she started in 2006. It later became a global phenomenon that raised awareness about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in society in 2017. In 2017, Burke and other influential female activists were named "the silence breakers" by Time magazine. She currently serves at the Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn as its senior director.

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How I Learned What I Learned
March 13 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the August Wilson Society in conjunction with the AWS 2020 Colloquium: August Wilson on the Margins: Understudied & Underrepresented. The August Wilson Society presents How I Learned What I Learned featuring beloved Pittsburgh actor affectionately known as a Wilsonian Warrior, WALI JAMAL. Originally written and performed by August Wilson himself in 2003, How I Learned What I Learned is the autobiographical story of Wilson's journey through the hardships of growing up in the Hill District of Pittsburgh and…

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Postponed: Closing Reception for Current Galleries Exhibition
March 29 @ 4:30 pm

Closing reception with 30-minute performance by Ayana and Tsedaye followed by artist talk including Caroline Hunter, member to the Inkwell Polar Bears, moderated by Jessica Lanay in Gallery 1 Light refreshments and cash bar. Galleries will stay open until 6:30 pm. This event has been postponed.

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June 2020

Summer Youth Writing Camp
June 22 @ 11:00 am

Are you a student that loves to write and wants to learn more? Whether you’re obsessed with poetry, plays, short stories, songwriting, or all of the above, The August Wilson Cultural Centers Third Annual Summer Youth Writers Camp wants you! August Wilson believed that our own voices and communities were essential to our art. Together we will look at some of Wilsons influences as well as our own as we explore our unique writing voice. Each day will be filled…

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July 2020

A(WAKE)NING
July 11 @ 3:00 pm

A performance by Ayana M. Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen in celebration of the exhibition I came by Boat so Meet me at the Beach. Organized by Kilolo Luckett, curator of Visual Arts. Evans and Makonnen will have a post-performance discussion with Caroline Hunter, educator and Inkwell Polar Bears leader, and Dominique Duroseau, architect and visual artist, moderated by Jessica Lanay, Literary Curator.

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AWCommunity Day: Summer Edition
July 18 @ 11:00 am

   WATCH HERE  11:00AM AWCommunity Day Begins 11:10AM Healthy Eats with Casa Brasil Keyla Cook, co-owner and chef Dish: Summer Salad 11:30AM UPMC Discussion Indea Herndon, Engagement & Inclusion Consultant for UPMC’s Center for Engagement and Inclusion will conduct an interview with Julius Boatwright, Founder and CEO of Steel Smiling. This interview will center around the origins of the organization, the importance of mental health for minority communities in the age of racial justice and COVID-19, as well as the…

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August 2020

AWAACC Battle of the DJs
August 22 @ 7:00 pm

AWAACC presents Battle of DJs is a virtual event that highlights Pittsburgh's finest DJs and all their incredible skills. Since the beginning of quarantine, the DJs have blazed a new path in the virtual entertainment space. But who reigns supreme? Our audience will decide in this March Madness style DJ battle featuring 8 of Pittsburgh’s premiere DJs. DJ Envy will be our special guest judge who will help crown a winner!

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September 2020

Lit Fridays
September 25 @ 6:00 pm

Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances on the last Friday of each month at 6:00p EST via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar. All conversations are moderated by AWAACC Literary Curator, Jessica Lanay. June: Cam Hayward Damon Young July: Dominic Chambers Studio Tour with Kilolo Luckett August: Nelson George Fahamu Pecou September: Mikeal Owunna Jari Bradley

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